Xbox One finally gets Twitch streaming on March 11 -- Right in time for Titanfall
"It's complete integration," says Twitch CEO Emmett Shear.
[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Microsoft officially announced through the Xbox Wire that Twitch streaming support for Xbox One will arrive on March 11. A video of Twitch broadcasting on Xbox One is also now available below.
The original story is below.
Xbox One owners will finally be able to stream their gameplay sessions through Twitch next month. Gameplay streaming--and a host of other new features--will be added to the existing spectate-only Xbox One Twitch app on March 11 alongside Respawn Entertainment's much-hyped multiplayer shooter Titanfall.
"It's complete integration," Twitch CEO Emmett Shear told the Associated Press. You'll also need an Xbox Live Gold subscription($60/year) to stream via Twitch.
Twitch users on Xbox One will be able to live stream their gameplay sessions, initiate broadcasts via Kinect, archive game clips, and watch streams from a multitude of devices, including the PlayStation 4. Previously, Xbox One users could only spectate Twitch streams and record and upload content via Microsoft's own Upload Studio.
PS4 owners have been able to broadcast gameplay via Twitch since launch in November. According to Microsoft VP of marketing and strategy for Xbox Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft wasn't willing to ship a product until the company knew it would meet player expectations, even if it meant a delay.
"Our fans really want the full next-gen service, so that's why we decided to take our time, do it right and have it come out in this fashion," Mehdi said. "This will open up the social aspect of Xbox One in a new way."
"The community of Twitch is huge, and this allows us to type into that, and frankly do something that's never been done before on consoles," Mehdi added. "You'll be able to broadcast to any device and consume anyone's broadcast from any device. It's a console experience unique to the Xbox One."
Twitch has been a hit on the PS4. The company said a whopping 20 percent of its broadcasts between December 23-January 3 came PS4 owners. In addition, more than 1.7 million Twitch streams have come through the PS4 since launch in November.
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